Re: virus: conscious/subconscious (form. level 0)

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Tue, 17 Dec 1996 17:51:50 -0700

> From: Autumn / Shatterglass <>

> At the moment and seperation between "brain" and "Mind" is a bit silly,
> don't you think? At least at this point the brain is the seat of the
> mind. We have not managed to pull our minds out of the biological
> complex... What affects that complex, for better or worse, affects our
> minds.

> At some point in our development, we may attain the ability to remove our
> Minds from the restrictions of a biological brain... But thus far, we
> haven't pulled it off... So... When we're discussing the nessessity of
> dreaming the difference between the two becomes a moot point.

> Reactions?

The distinction is very important since the two don't refer to the same
thing. To say a computer is "dreaming" should make one wonder,
"why?" since it would serve no purpose in a computer. To make up
some story about how a computer is "so far advanced that it dreams"
is bogus and is just merely hype. The supposed evidence was random
"thoughts" from a computer. Dreams are not random thoughts. These
people are just fooling themselves.